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donnawolski Aug 20th, 2007 09:36 AM

domestic airline security
My husband usually carries a small pocket knife. Will he need to check it when going through security on domestice flights in China?

rkkwan Aug 20th, 2007 09:38 AM

Most likely yes. The Chinese authorities are very serious with carryon security.

rhkkmk Aug 20th, 2007 09:58 AM

put it in your suitcase

ggreen Aug 20th, 2007 11:44 AM

Yes, put the knife in checked luggage.

At the small mountain airport near Juizhaigou, I got stopped with my carry-on suitcase going through security. I had completely forgotten the "leatherman" tool I'd brought with me but never used, which includes a small knife among other things. The security personnel were very polite, and managed to communicate to me that there was something in my bag. When I dug it out of the bottom of my bag, they nodded and requested that I check the bag in. It all went very smoothly, but I wish I'd remembered it before trying to do carry-on!

travelgo7 Aug 22nd, 2007 05:14 PM

I ran into the exact same issue at the Guilin airport. I had forgotten about my leatherman tool in my carry on backpack and it was immediately taken away at security. It's always better to be on the safe side and check in anything that could be considered dangerous.

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